Congratulations to Paula Stoker on receiving the Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) Convocation Prize, which was established to encourage and recognize the most distinguished BEAD graduate, with an overall internship rating of “Outstanding” and the highest grade point average in the program.
Paula graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) with Great Distinction. During her studies in the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP), which is offered in cooperation with Yukon College in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Paula was the recipient of the Academic Silver Scholarship in 2017 and was on the Dean’s List in 2016 Fall, 2017 Winter, and 2018 Winter.
Born and raised in Whitehorse, Paula earned her first degree: Physical Education and Sports Studies from the University of Alberta in 1991. After following her passion for health, sports, and fitness, Paula came to the realization that she is a teacher at heart and that a classroom is where she is meant to be.
When the University of Regina decided to offer a Bachelor of Education After Degree program in cooperation with Yukon College, Paula jumped at the chance to finally become a certified teacher, “I am so very grateful for the opportunity to be able to get my Education Degree without having to leave my family and my Yukon home. Going back to school was a challenge at this stage of my life, but the many hands-on learning experiences in the YNTEP were so valuable and the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from my amazing classmates and teachers made the experience so enjoyable and worthwhile.”
Now that she has her Bachelor of Education, Paula will apply for a Yukon Teaching Certificate and looks forward to the opportunity to use her experience and education as a teacher in Whitehorse.
Congratulations to Victoria Howe (@MissVHowe) on receiving the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) Convocation Prize at the Spring 2018 Convocation. The STF prize recognizes the most distinguished Faculty of Education student, graduating with their first degree, who has an overall internship rating of “Outstanding” and the highest grade point average in the program.
Victoria graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education with Great Distinction. During her studies, Victoria was the recipient of the Academic Silver Prize in 2016 and 2017. She was on the Dean’s List in 2015 Fall, 2016 Winter, 2016 Fall, 2017 Winter, and 2018 Winter.
Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Victoria attended Lindale and Caronport Elementary schools and graduated from Caronport High School.
Next, Victoria attended the University of Alberta and studied science. However, Victoria soon decided that a career working with children would be energizing and fulfilling. So she returned to Saskatchewan to attend the University of Regina’s Elementary Education program.
Victoria immensely enjoyed her three years in the Elementary program. During these years she engaged in many meaningful learning experiences, created very strong friendships, and grew greatly as an educator.
Her most memorable semester was her internship where she learned just how much teachers do for their students and just how rewarding the teaching profession can be.
While excelling in academics, Victoria’s love for dance and performing led her to join the Roughriders Cheer team. She volunteered on this team throughout her degree and continues to do so proudly. Victoria plans to substitute teach as she works on her Inclusive Education Certificate this upcoming fall. Upon completion of that certificate, Victoria hopes to pursue her Masters in Educational Psychology and then find work near her hometown of Moose Jaw.
The happy faces of some our graduates after years of hard work. Many of the graduates photographed already have teaching jobs! (Move your cursor over the photo below and click on the arrow to see the next photo.)
You will note that some of our students are holding two degrees! We offer select 5-year combined degrees programs in partnership with other Faculties (though it appears at least one of our students did this in 4 years–see tweets below).
We admit high school graduates to our undergraduate Education programs, and we offer After Degree (BEAD) programs for those who already have an accredited degree.
If you have credits from another accredited post-secondary degree program, we will see if they fit into your program as transfer credits.
If you have been internationally teacher educated, and need to become certified to teach in Canada, let us help you find your way back into the teaching profession.
You can now apply all year round, entering your Education program in all new terms.
If you are an educator looking for professional development, check out our graduate degree programs and certificates: https://www.uregina.ca/education/programs/index.html
Book an appointment with an advisor today to learn more about our Education programs: https://www.uregina.ca/education/programs/advising.html
Four years of 6 (and sometimes 8??) class semesters, summer classes, and waaay too many essays later…I’m finally done both degrees! Yay!! 🎓🎉 pic.twitter.com/6SVWxFBBKO
— Aysha (@ayshayaqoob96) June 7, 2018
Degree number two is in the books! Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey. And I hope you continue to follow my adventures in education as I begin my teaching career in the UK, starting July 2018! 🌍 #Graduation2018 #Education #Learning #Travel #uredu @URFacofEd pic.twitter.com/zdASfU8xGF
— Lisa Coolidge (@lisahcoolidge) June 8, 2018
I’m still beaming after yesterday! Thank you @URFacofEd for an incredible 4 years! I am proud and honoured to have been a part of yesterday! Thank you to my family for coming to celebrate with me! #uredu pic.twitter.com/lSk8gmdTpr
— Jasmine Korpan (@MrsJasmineK) June 7, 2018
Thank you to all my colleagues, mentors, students, professors and family. All of you have been positive influences in my journey as an educator! What a beautiful journey it is. ❤ #AchievingGoals #BEd @URFacofEd pic.twitter.com/zRsXaNMXCa
— Amy Arnal (@Miss_Arnal) June 7, 2018
Today I officially received my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from @UofRegina @UREdGrad ! Next year I get to put my knowledge to work as Vice-Principal at Montmartre School! @PrairieValleySD #newopportunities pic.twitter.com/WiwbSYJna7
— Kara Taylor (@karataylorKT) June 6, 2018
Congratulations to Christopher on his Convocation from the University of Regina this afternoon. I am so proud of him!He will join me working at Regina Public Schools this Fall. #proudmomma pic.twitter.com/xz5MEpaBSn
— Claudine Neetz (@Claudine_Neetz) June 7, 2018
— Noelle Nestman (@noellenestman) June 8, 2018
The cherry on top of an amazing degree was celebrating my convocation with family and friends! Finally starting my dream career! Watch out world, my students and I are out to change you in the best way! pic.twitter.com/XSChwb0NmU
— Sarah Reimer (@Teacher_Reimer) June 7, 2018
— Jessica Weber (@MsJessicaWeber) June 7, 2018
— Elizabeth Gehl (@ejmspoelstra) June 7, 2018
— Jessica Henrion (@JessicaMHenrion) June 7, 2018
— Danielle Istace (@dannyistacio) June 6, 2018
This chapter of my life journey is complete. Excited for the next one! pic.twitter.com/aWUCyBXJLt
— Brittany Simmons (@BrittMSimmons) June 7, 2018
The Community-Based Master of Education Program in Educational Administration for Southeast Cornerstone SD #209 and Holy Family RCSSD #140 was designed to provide a unique cohort model of graduate education to educators in off-campus locations in order to more effectively link theory to local educational issues and practice.
Students in this cohort began their program in the summer of 2015. They finished in the summer of 2017.
Congratulations on your graduation!
Bachelor of Education graduates. Back Row (L to R): Kourtney Kerelation, Shaunee Kobialko, Amy Kapeller, Lacey Wicks, Kaitlin Wesnoski, Shannon Cranch, Elise Fettes, Lorena Whitecap, Tarynn Freed, Oliver Head, Jenna Rudolph, Carmelle Kubat, Julie Rempel, Middle Row (L to R): Ashley Hobbins, Luc Casavant, Bernadette McKenzie, Payton Hiebert, Leanne Allen-Bader, Audrey Whitecap, Gillian Smith, Lolery George, Rubyann Dorion, Front Row (L to R): Michela Adlem (STF Prize recipient), Brenna Morris, Robyn Hildebrand, Rosanda Daniels, Melanie Ilnisky Also, unable to attend and not pictured are Alicia Garlock, Dora Morrow, and Kalen Reed. Jane Boehr/NIPAWIN JOURNAL
EMMA MELDRUM / PARKLAND REVIEW
MAY 3, 2017 09:46 AM
Cumberland College’s first group of four-year Bachelor of Education students are set to graduate this year and some have their eyes set on teaching positions in the Northeast.
Amy Kapeller of Tisdale did her teaching internship in Melfort at Brunswick School.
“It was a very good experience, and I liked working with that grade,” said Kapeller.
“Once we get our teaching certificates, then we can start looking for jobs,” she said. “I’d prefer Melfort or Tisdale, but anywhere in the Northeast that’s driveable to, I would work at.”
Melanie Ilnisky is one of several students who graduated a semester early. She’s already working a temporary contract position in a local Grade 5 classroom.
“This has been a great chance to get started and get ideas rolling into actions and trying out new things,” said Ilnisky. She’d like to stay in the area if she can.
“I love being around family and being in small communities, so that’s something that’s important to me, and I’d like to be able to stick around here if possible.”
As far as Ilnisky was aware, three of her early-graduating colleagues had found work close to home.
The Community-Based Bachelor of Education Program was offered at Cumberland’s Nipawin campus through the University of Regina.
Ilnisky, who is from Kinistino, was considering going to Saskatoon or Regina for school when she was offered a spot at Cumberland.
“I really liked the idea of being able to stick around family and close friends, and not having to spend the cost of going to the city, making that big move and finding a place to live and whatnot,” she said.
According to the college’s website, the program aims to “support potential students in becoming teachers within their own communities”. Cumberland hopes to train local students to become local teachers.
“That’s part of it,” said Mike Relland, who is director of community-based programs for the University of Regina. “It’s also accessibility for students. Not everyone can uproot their families and even if they’re young people, relocate to Regina or Saskatoon.”
The first four-year program was offered in Nipawin, but the new group of students starting in September will take their classes in Melfort.
“It’ll be a somewhat different cadre of courses, but otherwise it’s going to be basically the same,” said Relland.
Both Kapeller and Ilnisky noted that the small classes were a positive part of their learning experience.
Kapeller started school in Saskatoon before transferring to Cumberland.
“It was 30 people in your class compared to 300, and it was much more personal,” she said.
“It was great,” said Ilnisky. “We became like a little family.”